American\canadin Team Drivers. Canadian Teammate Live In USA With Me?

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Shane S.'s Comment
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I am a us citizen and my partner is a Canadan. We want to be team mates and he wants to live with me in the us. I know we have to get hired in a company that shippes back and forth to Canada and us, also can't do delivers state to state. My question is, does he just pick up and move here with me and as long as he keeps rendering Canada there won't be any problems? Or what paper work is needed? He asked at the is border and they said when he is ready to move here, just say that he will be staying with me and is a truck driver only moving from Chicago and Canada. Nether me or him want to give up our citizenship's. He said I will be hired in at the USA location and him on the Canadian side but drive together.

Thank you all.

Old School's Comment
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Shane, welcome to the forum!

Man, I'm not sure we've got anyone in here with any knowledge on your predicament. I don't know what to tell you other than you are really limiting yourselves with a restriction that keeps you from delivering state to state. Are you sure about that scenario?

I'd suggest you contact Celadon, they used to run some auto parts accounts from South Texas up into Canada and back. Maybe a recruiter there would be able to answer some of your questions.

Shane S.'s Comment
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Yea I am still in the process of searching for more info. He was saying as long as he re-enters Canada within 6 months, there will be no issues since we both will be doing the same run from USA to Canada only. We just have to find a company hopefully out of Chicago that will hire us. The company he is at right now says they would hire is but we have to prove our relationship. I don't know how to do that without getting married which is not something I am trying to rush into.

Shane S.'s Comment
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That's what he told me. It don't sound right. Just can come pick up and live in USA and work for a Canadian company.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Shane; I think the only way around your situation is for you both to live and work legally in the same country. Neither of you would have to give up citizenship, as you can drive a truck if you are a permanent resident. That said, truck drivers are not on a fast track to permanent residency, or foreign worker status. What you're proposing looks ripe for an extra super critical inspection whenever you encounter a DOT officer.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Shane S.'s Comment
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Yea defiantly not trying to do anything illlegal. I don't approve of being illegal. Just trying to find a way to be able to drive togther at a company. If not, I am going to put a hold on looking for a job and sell my cars and move back to Detroit. That way while the whole waiting process to become a resendent, at least I can ride along with him since he is always in the usa. He don't do Canada to Canada runs.

C. S.'s Comment
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The company he is at right now says they would hire is but we have to prove our relationship. I don't know how to do that without getting married which is not something I am trying to rush into.

Open a joint bank account. You don't even have to put money in (besides the initial deposit required to open the account). A bank statement with both your names as account holders is proof of relationship, no marriage required. I am not married to my boyfriend and this is what we use to prove we are together when required.

A credit union would be the best place to open one as they generally have few or no fees to maintain an account, but if you have trouble there any large bank with branches both in the U.S. and Canada should be willing to open one for you. You'll most likely both have to apply in person at the same time due to fraud concerns. Make sure he brings his passport and another form of photo ID, preferably government issued.

Of course, make sure his company will accept it before you go to the trouble. But they should; we've used ours in exactly that manner for years. This seems like your best bet.

Shane S.'s Comment
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Is your partner Canadian ?

C. S.'s Comment
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Is your partner Canadian ?

No, but Canadians can open a U.S. bank account, as long as they have the proper photo id.

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